Revamp goes wrong for the Umbrella Corporation in the new ‘Resident Evil‘ trailer. The upcoming Netflix series promises its share of blood, gore, and monsters, making a perfect recipe for a horror that’s better seen with the lights on. 

The trailer begins with a voiceover “They said the world would end in 2036. But they were wrong. The world ended a long ago.”

The upcoming series switches between two time periods. One is in 2022, when Albert Wesker, played by Lance Reddick, and his daughter Jade, played by Ella Balinska, move to New Raccoon City. The other is in 2036 when we see Jade explore a post-apocalyptic London. 

The transition between the two timelines is primarily due to the controversial Umbrella Corporation, which earlier made day to day products to hide they were manufacturing biological weapons. An employee of the company remarks, “The old Umbrella made mistakes”, adding, “The things we’re working on today, they’re gonna change the world.”

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However, their steps to rehabilitate the image don’t go very far, since those at the company realize one of their products contains the T-virus, which Albert says “can make monsters”. 

That’s exactly what happens as we see grotesque and giant bugs, spiders, hordes of zombies, and a menacing dog. There’s also a blink-and-you-miss reference to an iconic scene from 1979’s ‘Alien’ in the new teaser. 

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As per Netflix’s description Jade “fights for survival in a world overrun by the blood-thirsty infected and mind-shattering creatures”. The streamer adds she is “haunted by her past in New Raccoon City, by her father’s chilling connections to the sinister Umbrella Corporation but mostly by what happened to her sister, Billie”. 

The original ‘Resident Evil’ movies strayed from the source material of the video games and were mostly watchable due to Milla Jovovich’s action sequences. However, the Netflix series plans to pay homage to the games and include source material from even the latest entry 2021’s ‘Resident Evil Village’. 

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Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, the showrunner Andrew Dabb had said in May “The games are our backstory. We may not get there until season five, but it is in our world. As we’re moving ahead and talking about scripts for season two, the Village is a resource we can draw on.” 

The new ‘Resident Evil’ series will air on July 14, on Netflix.